Hoboken Girl PRIDE Merch Launches, Weekend Sees $900+ Raised for Loveland Foundation

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This past weekend, our Hoboken Girl merch shop donated ALL proceeds from items purchased between June 6th and 7th {which totaled over $900!} to The Loveland Foundation‘s therapy fund, providing financial assistance for therapy specifically for black women and girls, as well empowerment, residency programs, and more. This week? We’re launching our PRIDE line to give back to another cause near and dear to our hearts: Hudson Pride.

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We’re launching our PRIDE merchandise in collaboration with The Local Thread and donating 15% of all proceeds of PRIDE merch to Hudson Pride, the local Hudson County non-profit that supports the LGBTQ+ population and its allies. We shared an article on Hudson Pride here.

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About Hudson Pride

Situated in Jersey City, one of the most vibrant and diverse cities in this country and home to the largest Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer/Questioning {LGBTQ} community in New Jersey, Hudson Pride was established in the early 1990s to serve as an advocate and social service provider for both the LGBTQ and HIV/AIDS communities in Hudson County. This was created at a time when few organizations in our area were willing and able to do so. They offer a ton of programs to LGBTQ population.

Hudson Pride’s Current Programs

Some of these programs include:

  • – Social/educational groups for LGBTQ youth and for LGBTQ seniors;
  • – Specialized support groups for transgender individuals and for gay/bisexual men;
  • – HIV prevention support group for women of color (of any sexual orientation);
  • – Linkage to HIV care services for HIV-infected men who have sex with men, transgender women and women of color who have fallen out of HIV medical care or have never accessed such care;
  • – HIV treatment adherence counseling for HIV+ men who have sex with men, HIV+ transgender women and HIV+ women of color (of any sexual orientation);
  • – HIV Pre-Exposure Prevention (PrEP) counseling and linkage to PrEP healthcare services for HIV-negative gay/bisexual men and transgender women delivered in either English or Spanish;
  • – Transgender-affirming counseling for accessing necessary documentation for gender marker changes, hormone replacement therapy and gender affirming surgical interventions;
  • – Brief (4 session) support counseling for LGBTQ individuals to assess their counseling needs and to allow time to secure linkage to on-going counseling with a matched LGBTQ-affirming provider;
  • – LGBTQ-affirming service referrals, mentoring, and career development;
  • – LGBTQ intern program for BSW and MSW students and other disciplines, as appropriate;
  • – LGBTQ-focused community programs and events (e.g., delivering student-targeted HS and college presentations, hosting our annual LGBTQ youth prom, open-mic nights or monthly Lez-Fest gatherings, tabling at local cultural festivals, co-sponsoring Jersey City Pride and Transgender Day of Remembrance vigil, arranging HIV Testing and Health Screen events, etc.);
  • – LGBTQ youth-focused education focusing on issues related to HIV/STI prevention, alcohol/drug prevention, intimate partner violence, LGBTQ history, Healthy Relationships and Anti-bullying;
  • – LGBTQ-focused continuing professional education programs for health, academic and social service providers on topics such as Human Sexuality in LGBTQ-Affirming Care, HIV Care & Prevention, Minority Stress & Health Disparities, and LGBTQ Stigma and Oppression.

Volunteer Opportunities

Hudson pride loves having volunteers, especially for their events. You can apply online www.hudsonpride.org. Currently, they are looking for volunteers to help with events for the most part — with tons of opportunities coming up for Hudson County Pride. Click here to volunteer or donate.

How can LGBTQ+ allies help locally?

Yes, buying merch is cool and does support, but allies can help by becoming educated about LGBTQ+ culture and people, Elizabeth says. “Respect our gender identities, pronouns, and sexuality, and learn about our needs and the disparities LGBTQ+ community members face within the community, our state, and our nation.” While we have made so much progress in our county over the last 50 years, we still have a long way to go in the fight for equality.

About Our Hoboken Girl Shop

To help support our team and keep our business going, we’ve collaborated with The Local Thread to create an e-commerce shop of Hoboken/JC merch {found at HobokenGirl.com/shop or directly on The Local Thread’s website}. All of the proceeds will go to support our team, and we’ll be donating 10% of those net proceeds to various non-profits throughout the year.

For the past few months, for all Hoboken merch sold, 10% is donated to Hoboken Volunteer Ambulance Corps, and for Jersey City merch sold, we’re donating 10% of net proceeds to WomenRising, an organization dedicated to helping women achieve self-sufficiency after domestic violence situations.

You can access the shop at anytime here: HobokenGirl.com/shopor scroll down and click any image to view sizes and purchase to purchase.

Head to HobokenGirl.com/shop to support and shop for a cause, OR visit thelovelandfoundation.org or hudsonpride.org/donate/to donate directly to these causes.

 

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Jen is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of HobokenGirl.com. With deep entrepreneurial roots in Hudson County — as her grandparents owned textile businesses on Tonnelle Ave in North Bergen dating back to the 50s — she started the site as a Hoboken resident to discover the amazing things happening in the area. When not planning the next Hoboken Girl event or #HobokenGirlHelps volunteer project, she can usually be found shopping at local boutiques, eating an Insta-worthy meal, walking her two pups, or watching Bravo TV and ordering takeout with her husband.


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